A Culinary Carnival! Bolton Food & Drink Festival

Join us as we celebrate the Bolton Food & Drink Festival with four days of vibrant entertainment, plus foodie delights from our restaurants, cafés and bars.

We’ll be rocking that Caribbean vibe as Market Place comes alive with carnival-themed fun! A three-piece steel band will set the beat for a fantastic weekend of foodie fun, while Caribbean dancers shake things up with their colourful routines and a DJ will keep those beats spinning as they mix things up on the decks.

Our incredible stilt walkers promise to make quite a spectacle and our team of face painters will transform you into the carnival kings and queens that you are!

The fun doesn’t stop there because our food and drink outlets will be serving up a delicious menu of free treats and special offers right across the weekend.

We are pleased to announce some amazing chefs who will be cooking up some culinary delight in the centre to get the crowd’s taste buds tingling!

The cooking demonstration line-up for Saturday 24th August is as follows;

12noon – Geoff Warburton

2019 BBC Masterchef finalist


1pm – Jon Jones

BBC Masterchef: The Professionals quarterfinalist


2pm – Simon Wood

MasterChef 2015 Champion


3pm – Mike Harrison

Top regional chef and food consultant